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Tory & Harrison – Reception at the Piazza on the GreenMcKinney, Texas

After the ceremony we took some wedding party photos before they entered their reception.  Tory and Harrison both did voice overs (where they say a sweet message) to their parents before the parent dances which had everyone tearing up!  Even me!  You can see more of the travel theme (I mean look at that cake!) in some of their detail photos.  I am so thankful I had the opportunity to photograph their big day.  Hope you enjoy some of my favorite moments from their reception!

-Annie

Special thanks to all of the vendors:

Piazza on the Green

David Allen Events

Cakes by Design

Lulu’s Bridal

Blooming Accents

 

Leah & Grant – Reception at City Club

This reception was FUN!  DJ Rod Baker kept the dance floor packed the whole night.  Towards the end of the night all the Aggies circled up to do the War Hymn, one of my favorite traditions!  Leah and Grant said farewell to all their guests after a very sweet and emotional private last dance. Check out my favorite moments from their day!

-Annie

Special thanks to:

Spec’s Fort Worth

Pence & Panache

Adrianna Papell

Creme De La Creme

DJ Rod Baker – DFW Parties

City Club

   

Courtney & Tyler – Wedding Ceremony at Marty Leonard ChapelFort Worth, TX

Oh my goodness!  I cannot stop gushing over Courtney and Tyler’s wedding day!  It was pretty much as perfect as a wedding day can be.  We started the day out getting ready at Courtney’s childhood home where everyone was excited for the day to start.  All of the girls were absolutely stunning with their floor length champagne colored gowns as they watched Courtney put on her wedding dress.  That’s the moment when everything starts feeling real.  Soon after Courtney was dressed, the power in the whole neighborhood went off!  Luckily everyone was done and ready to go.  Once we got to the church it was time for Courtney and Tyler to see each other for the first time.  I do believe Tyler had his breath taken away by seeing his beautiful bride to be in her wedding dress, especially after seeing that amazing illusion back.  We had so much fun with Courtney, Tyler and their wedding party!  Guests started arriving and it was time to get Courtney’s veil on and get her down the aisle!  The ceremony was beautiful with Marty Leonard a lit up at night.  It was an incredibly breathtaking view.  Please enjoy some of my favorites from Courtney and Tyler’s ceremony and be sure to check back for their reception!

Amanda

A special thanks to all of the amazing vendors!

Event Coordinator – Sarabeth Events: Georgette Poole

Hair and Makeup – Love + Pout: Fallon Farmer

Bridal Gown – Classy Concepts

Floral – Tami Winn Events

Entertainment – It’s Your Night Entertainment

Cake Artist – Creme de la Creme

Catering – Magdalena’s

Paper Products – Minted & Embossed Graphics

Transportation – Silver West

Rentals – Grand Events, DFW Drape & Lighting

 

Alicia & Kyle – Wedding Ceremony & ReceptionMansfield, TX

Alicia and Kyle got married! I knew these two were a compassionate and loving couple from the first time I met them. They are genuinely interested in building each other (and everyone else) up and supporting one another.  It was adorable to see them almost always holding hands in between the excitement and business of the day. Anyone in attendance can tell you it was a sweet and  emotional day for everyone, but especially Alicia and Kyle. It was great to see them tie the knot among family and so many friends and I am grateful to have been a part of it. Check out some of their special moments from the wedding day below.

-Lindsey

 

Lindsay & Keith – Wedding Reception at The Modern Art MuseumFort Worth, TX

Lindsay and Keith had their reception at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.  The Modern is absolutely one of my favorite places and their reception was made even more special with some personal touches like Lindsay’s sister and brother-in-law singing their first dance song.

“My sister and brother-in-law (Liz and Parker or “The Double Whiskey Straits”) played our first dance song (Queen’s You’re my best friend) and did a mini-set later on in the night. It was really awesome to continue the sister tradition of choosing a Queen song for a first dance (Liz & Parker had Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls as their first dance) and special because they are so musically talented and it was fun to show em off.”

One thing I always love about the Modern is getting to spend some alone time with my couples in the gallery.  It makes for some amazing photos and some well deserved alone time for Lindsay and Keith.  They were also such troopers by letting me take them outside in the freezing cold to get some photos with the twinkles lights in the trees. The rest of the night was spent catching up with friends and dancing like crazy people on the dance floor.

We had so much fun celebrating with Lindsay, Keith and their families.  Please enjoy some of my favorites from their Modern reception.  Congratulations Lindsay and Keith!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Jessica Hill with Poppies and Ink

Hair and Makeup – Jennifer Trotter with Lip Service Makeup

Bridal Gown – Kleinfeld

Groom’s Attire – theblacktux.com

Floral – Poppies and Ink

Entertainment – William Ryan with It’s Your Night Entertainment

Cake Artist – Susie Moskal

Catering – Cafe Modern

Paper Products – Poppies and Ink

Lindsay & Keith – Wedding Ceremony at Marty Leonard ChapelFort Worth, TX

I absolutely love this couple.  Lindsay and Keith are so much fun and know how to make you laugh.  A few minutes with them will brighten your day significantly.  Back when I photographed their engagement session they told me the story of how they met and it is one of the best I’ve heard in a long time! Since I would not be able to do their story justice, Lindsay describes it in her own words:

“Keith and I met at orientation for new jobs at RSM in November of 2014 (Keith in cyber security consulting and me in international tax). Keith introduced himself to me by saying “Hi, I’m Keith Swiat. Not to be confused with Keith Sweat, the R&B singer.” It was 8 in the morning and I had no idea who Keith Sweat was. I sat as far away from him as possible at orientation.  Finally, his resilience and my piqued interest led to a friendly lunch outing where all of our interactions culminated in him: 1) forgetting his umbrella and accepting my offer to share 2) him not realizing he should carry it until I pointed out my arm going numb and my calves cramping from standing on my tiptoes to hold it over his head and 3) Keith informing me he felt like an encased meat as he took the first bite of his meatball sub at my favorite lunch spot (Park Italian). I wasn’t quite sure I liked him until I caught him sniffing me in the coffee shop a week later. His boldness and put himself out there attitude is what I really love about him. Our relationship is built on questionable social behavior and both of us having a great sense of humor.”

Let’s be honest, you know you have met the woman you’re going to marry when she catches you sniffing her and finds it charming.  It was love at first sniff.  Anyway, I was so happy that they chose me to photograph their big day and that I had the chance to get to know this amazing couple!

-Amanda

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – Jessica Hill with Poppies and Ink

Hair and Makeup – Jennifer Trotter with Lip Service Makeup

Bridal Gown – Kleinfeld

Groom’s Attire – theblacktux.com

Floral – Poppies and Ink

Entertainment – William Ryan with It’s Your Night Entertainment

Cake Artist – Susie Moskal

Catering – Cafe Modern

Paper Products – Poppies and Ink

Amanda & Aaron – Getting Ready & Ceremony at The OrchardAzle, Texas

I have been looking forward to this wedding for a while now!  Amanda and Aaron are both band teachers (believe it or not but they are not my first band teacher couple) so I knew this would be a good crowd!  Although they didn’t see each other before the ceremony, they were able to hold hands around a door, which is one of my favorite things a couple can do if they choose to not do a first look.

A cold front came through just in time for their winter wedding, and boy was it chilly.   The cold didn’t phase them, however!  Check out some of my favorite moments from their ceremony!

-Annie

Special thanks to all the vendors!

The Orchard

Jessica Zak – Hair & Makeup

Calling all Cakes

DJ Connection

Sugar City Sweets

Haute Floral

Ali & Caleb – Wedding Ceremony at Robert Carr Chapel at TCUFort Worth, TX

Wow.  What an incredible couple Ali and Caleb are!    I love how Caleb describes the way they first met and their courtship after that led to marriage!  Here is their story in his own words.

“It was the summer of 2015, and I was complaining to one of my best friends of how tired I was of being single and hated the entire process of first dates. My friend Amy listened patiently and began to plant inconspicuous seeds of getting to know Alexandra, the soon to be love of my life. I was taken aback because Ali not only lived 3.5 hrs away, but was also a devout Fighting Texas Aggie and in my opinion not my type. My how I was so wrong!!!!!! It was not until the Winter of 2016, that I finally took Amy up on her suggestion and boldly asked Ali out on a blind date to the Twisted Root burger and beer joint in a suburb of Dallas. I instantaneously felt a connection and could not help but see the beauty and kindness she had within. We spoke a few hours of family and friends and things seemed to flow so organically. A few days after our first encounter, I asked if I could call her and a few phone calls turned into another in person date.

Here is where the story goes south for about two weeks……… I got scared and nervous and did not follow up after our last date.

It finally was about a week before our awesome friend Amy’s wedding, when I asked to see her again. I knew it was a long shot, because I was kind of a jerk but she kindly accepted my offer and went as my date.

We nervously met up the night before our mutual friend’s wedding in San Marcos, where I introduced her to my stomping grounds, which included a sub-par burger joint and fantastic wine bar experience.

The organic conversations that fueled our first encounter was back, as we didn’t skip a beat. I remember loving how natural I felt with Ali and hoped this would be my forever partner in crime.

The following day, Ali and I met up to attend the nuptials of Henry and Amy. I was insanely nervous and knew that I was about to embark on the most incredible journey and adventure of a lifetime………. I just didn’t know how amazing it was going to be.

After the wedding, I asked if we could sit and chat a while. I nervously told her I liked her in the most awkward way possible and didn’t know how it would work, but wanted it to work. She replied by inviting me to meet [her family] and I excitedly accepted her offer. I had no clue the amazing journey to marriage I was about to experience.

It has been a year since Ali and I first met. My heart still skips a beat when I gaze into her eyes. She makes me a better man and I cannot wait to make her my wife.”

With only having 2 weddings left in 2017, I couldn’t be more excited they they were one of them. These two are quite possibly the sweetest and most genuine people you’ll ever meet and their excitement for life is so infectious.  Usually it’s my couples’ faces that hurt after smiling so much for photos, but this time I found my own face hurting from all of the smiling from just being around them and their families.  Enjoy some of my favorite moments from their ceremony and check back for their amazing reception!

-Amanda

A special Thank You to all of the wonderful vendors!

Wedding Coordinator – Tami Winn Events: Jamie Lemke

Bridal Gown – Stardust Celebrations

Hair/Makeup Artist – Elan Makeup Studio

Floral – Tami Winn Events

Paper Products – Paper Planet

Entertainment/Lighting – LeForce Entertainment: Ed Petty

Cake Artist – Mindy’s Bakeshop

Catering – The Fort Worth Club

Kathleen & Dalton – Ceremony & Reception at Walnut Creek Country ClubMansfield, Texas

Kathleen and Dalton got married on a VERY chilly Sunday in January.   This sweet couple had their ceremony and reception at the Walnut Creek Country Club surrounded by their closest friends and family.  It was evident how much these two loved each other and their joy was contagious!  Here are a few of my favorites moments from their intimate wedding!

-Annie

Thanks to all the vendors!

Walnut Creek Country Club

A Slice of Life

Distinct Elegance

Natalie and Clayton – Wedding Ceremony at UCC and Reception at Stonegate Mansion

Wedding Ceremony UCC Reception Stonegate Mansion Amanda McCollum Lightly Photography-0044Only in Texas will it be 60 degrees the week before your wedding and then suddenly drop to freezing, snowing and sleeting just for your special day.  Natalie and Clayton were married during that crazy weekend of weird weather, but the snow and ice slowed nobody down and the show went on as planned.  When Natalie and her bridesmaids arrived at the church I think Natalie was just so nervous with excitement and ready to see her future husband, she could not stop smiling!  Clayton had Natalie’s grandmother’s ring re-sized for her and it was such a sweet surprise for her to open before they walked down the aisle.  She was just in awe that he had done that for her.  You could just feel the love between these two the whole night, because they did not quit smiling the whole time!  Even through the whole ceremony they were so cute giggling and not taking their eyes off of one another.  After they were finally married it was time to get the party started.  We headed over to Stonegate Mansion, but before they went in of course we had to take some photos in the snow! Because, really, how often do we get this opportunity in Texas?  Once they hit that dance floor, they danced and had the time of their lives with their family and friends.  They ended the night with a private dance where they were able to be alone and enjoy their reception space for the first time all day.  They then made their exit through a tunnel of glowing sparklers and drove away in a vintage car.  I hope everyone enjoys some of my favorite moments from Natalie and Clayton’s winter wedding.  Congratulations you two!

-Amanda

 Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!

Event Coordinator – April Ragsdale

Bridal Gown – Bliss Bridal

Bridesmaids Gowns – Jenny Yoo

Makeup Artist – Jennifer Trotter – Lip Service Makeup

Hair Artist – Beauty & the Blush

Floral – Sage Fine Flowers

Cake Artist – Sugar Bee Sweets

Band – Memphis Soul Band

Catering – Reata

Transportation – Silver West

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